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Poulton-le-Sands is one of three small villages that combined to create Morecambe, Lancashire the other two being Torrisholme and Bare. A local board of health was established in 1852, which, taking its name from Morecambe Bay, became the borough of Morecambe in 1902.[1]

Poulton is known locally for its many murals which depict the origin of Poulton as a fishing village.[2] Artist Patricia Haskey-Knowles completed several of these in the Morecambe Bay area.[3]

Poulton was first mentioned in the Domesday Book as Poltune. It later became Poulton and remained this way for a number of centuries. The name 'Poulton' is likely a combination of Old English pull or pōl, meaning 'pool' and tūn meaning 'farmstead'.[4] It was towards the end of the eighteenth or the beginning of the nineteenth century that the Le-Sands was added. This was to distinguish it from another Poulton located near Blackpool which is now Poulton-le-Fylde.


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